NEH in the News
The Delaware Newspaper Project continues to digitize and catalogue newspapers from the First State, with plans in 2015 to focus on completely archiving two newspapers from Lewes, from Delaware Online.
The Yale Indian Papers Project, supported by the NEH and Yale University, has recently uncovered a deathbed manuscript of a Mohegan religious figure dating from 1776 with additional notations made in the 19th century from Fidelia Hoscott Fielding, the last known speaker of the Mohegan Pequot language once native to Connecticut and Rhode Island, from Futurity.
Two New Jerseyan libraries will host programming from the NEH’s Created Equal project, uncluding four film showings, public discussions, and educational events on abolitionists in New Jersey and the state’s role in the Civil War and modern Civil Rights movement, from Suburban News.
The St. Mary’s County Library will be hosting a reading and discussion program for service members as part of the NEH’s Standing Together initiative. The program will meet on the first Saturday of each month from February through June, from Southern Maryland Newspapers.
The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center in Cortez, CO is accepting applications for its NEH-supported summer institute – “From Mesa Verde to Santa Fe: Pueblo Identity in the Southwest” – that will run from June 28 to July 18. Participants will study the history of the Southwest and Pueblo cultures, with trips to Mesa Verde National Park and historic Pueblo communities in New Mexico, from the Durango Herald.
Mercer University has been awarded a $500,000 NEH Challenge Grant to support the school’s establishment of a Center for Southern Studies. The university hopes to match the grant with an additional $1.5 million in donations to support its popular interdisciplinary studies program, from the Macon Telegraph.
Brian Bockelman, Ripon College Associate Professor of History, has received a fellowship from the NEH to support his research and writing on the history of culture wars in 19th century Buenos Aires, Argentina, from the Fond du Lac Reporter.
Op-ed from Bernard Kavaler, new board member at Connecticut Humanities, on the value of the humanities to developing new perspectives, innovation, problem-solving, and analysis of what NEH Chairman William Adams has called "the circumstances of our lives, as individuals and as members of the public square," from the New Haven Register.